The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is excited to announce that we are partnering with Material Exchange as our Innovation Partner for 2020. Material Exchange will help us deliver innovative solutions to challenges global brands and retailers face throughout the supply chain.

Material Exchange is an online database which allows designers, materials teams, product developers and material vendors to collaborate, filter and organize the raw materials for their collections all within a secure environment. The platform helps apparel and footwear brands analyze, optimize, and digitize their material supply chains to create a more sustainable and transparent fashion material industry while helping companies cut development costs and increase speed-to-market.   

USFIA and Material Exchange will be collaborating to create a new vision for fashion brands and retailers to manage the supply chain for apparel and for home textiles.  Building on Material Exchange’s work with FDRA, we want to expand that vision to digitally transform materials supply chains and to create a more sustainable and transparent fashion material industry.  Using a secure platform line-of-sight into material costs, availability, quality and compliance issues. 

We ask for USFIA members to volunteer to join a Working Group to develop the standardized profile for material vendors for apparel and home textiles.  Your involvement is essential to make this project a success.  For more details on the working group, or if you are interested in joining, please contact Shannon Brady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

In 2020, Material Exchange will participate in USFIA’s webinars and industry events to provide innovative solutions and insights into topics such as:

  • How technology is enhancing compliance, sustainability, and transparency
  • Sustainable digital transformation
  • Digital development evolution

For more information on Material Exchange, visit https://material-exchange.com/ or contact Darren Glenister, CEO, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..